Second oldest University in Russia

KFU began its academic activity in1804. The university campus is of urban type and is located in the vicinity of Kazan. The main center of higher education for a vast region, KFU today employs more than 3,200 faculty members and trains over 47,000 students, who follow 260 major degree programs on the basis of 19 Institutes, 7 faculties and 4 branches in nearest cities. Study programs embrace the areas of Physics and Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and others.
Being among the well known universities of Russia Kazan Federal University has no shortage of applicants. Every year the university manages to get into the top 5% of the best world universities. The most popular and strong program of the university is “Arts and Humanities”, which ranks 340 in the international rankings.
The applicants must pass examinations as a part of the admission process. It is worth noting that the university has a liberal admission policy accepting 1 out of 2 applicants. Academic year of the university consists of two semesters. Studying bachelor’s at KFU is relatively inexpensive – only 3,000 USD per year. Those who wish to get their master’s degree here should be ready to spend at least 3,000 USD per year. The official website of the university ( can offer more accurate pricing information depending on the chocen program.
Kazan Federal University is classified as a large university with more than 30,000 concurrent students. Foreign citizens can also apply to the university. The ratio of foreign students at KFU is 5% of all students. The academic staff consists of more than 3 thousand specialists. Both students and the academic staff can participate in the university’s international exchange programs. You can find the university on Twitter, which might tell you more about the day to day life of KFU.
The university has its own library. Also the university provides accommodations in the form of dormitories.